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T-Mobile prepaid customers have had personal data siphoned

If you're a T-Mobile prepaid customer and have just received an email from the carrier, you might want to read it instead of sending it straight to trash: the company said it has blocked off unauthorized access to some of its subscribers' private information and that notified customers may need to take action.

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Keep an eye on your home in 4K with a three-camera Arlo Ultra bundle for $710 ($90 off)

Arlo cameras are amongst the highest-rated ones of the market, mainly thanks to their reliability and ease of use. They're also known for costing an arm and a leg, though, but you'll be able to pay just a little less thanks to this deal, as the bundle with three cameras and the required base station will cost you $710, instead of the whopping $800 it traditionally sells for.

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Android camera app flaws left devices vulnerable to spying eyes (Update: App clarification)

A new security vulnerability has been discovered inside the Android camera app that potentially affects hundreds of millions of phones across the world. Discovered by a team of security researchers at Checkmarx, the exploit allows a malicious app with access to a phone's storage system to bypass Google's permission safety net and completely spy on users.

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(Update: Xiaomi statement) Xiaomi's Quick Apps is being flagged and blocked by Google Play Protect

Like most Chinese manufacturers, Xiaomi's Android phones come with heavy UI customizations and many pre-installed apps featuring advertisements no one asked for — in fact, this release model is part of the reason why Xiaomi is routinely able to undercut its competition in price. However, the company might be too thirsty about collecting personal data to show individualized ads, as its Quick apps application has been blocked by Google Play Protect because of potential tracking issues.

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To the shock of no one, research paper shows 5G is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks

Although 5G is often touted for being newer, faster, and more secure than 4G, a team of security researchers from the University of Iowa and Purdue University has flipped the last bit of that marketing message on its head by discovering almost a dozen new 5G vulnerabilities. As a result of these breaches, they were able to carry out some nasty attacks like location tracking, broadcasting of false emergency alerts, and severing the 5G connection of a phone entirely from the network.

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Ring Alarm home security kit on sale for $139 ($60 off)

Setting up a home security system is easier than it used to be thanks to wireless technologies and compact, inexpensive sensors. Ring's home security kit is already a good value at $199, but it's on sale today for $60 off over at B&H. It's a good addition for homes with Ring security cameras, but it works fine even if you don't want video monitoring.

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USB and Bluetooth accessories can be used to attack Android phones and spy on owners

A group of security researchers has discovered an exploit that lets Bluetooth and USB accessories wreak all sorts of havoc on multiple Android smartphones. In both cases, the door of entry was the cellphone modem, or baseband, which is found inside all smartphones.

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Arlo Pro 2 bundles with one, two, four, and six cameras are up to $250 off at Best Buy

Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, and some Black Friday markdowns are already starting to appear online. As part of Best Buy's promotions, Arlo Pro 2 bundles are up to $250 off, ranging from the simplest pack with a single camera, which is down to just $150, all the way up to the six-camera kit, selling for $250.

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Amazon, Xiaomi, Sony, and Samsung quickly defeated in Pwn2Own hacking competition (Update: more companies get pwned)

The first day of the Pwn2Own hacking contest held in Tokyo has concluded, and a dual-member team of white-hat hackers by the name of Fluoroacetate cleaned up the house. After successfully hacking past numerous devices from multiple manufacturers, such as Samsung and Xiaomi, the team collected a bounty of $145,000 and secured a commanding lead in the contest after accruing 15 Master of Pwn points.

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